It being Texas, there are Consequences
Go ahead and read the CNN story. Then, assuming you want to read lots of PSH, read some of the comments; you'll find lots and lots of GFW weenies moaning about 'uncivilized' and 'barbaric' America, and how the rest of the world laughs at us. But the best summing up is this one:
I'm not American, and you people need to re-read the story. At no time does it say she POINTED the gun at the journalist. She simply had it in her hand. There was a stranger on her property and she went out to investigate. The gun was there in case she needed it. He ran off like most Europenas do at the first sign of conflict and that was the end of it. Big deal
Game, set, match.